Northern Garden Collection
Northern Garden Collection
Beauregard - 90 Days; O'Henry - 90 Days
All plants are packed and shipped the same day. See our shipping schedule below.
Our Northern Garden Collection includes two of our most popular sweet potato varieties that have shorter maturity dates. While these varieties are widely-adapted, they are especially useful in northern states where the warm growing season is shorter. Even if your summers are short, you can still get a bountiful harvest of delicious sweet potatoes with this collection.
The Northern Garden Collection Includes:
Beauregard Sweet Potato Plants
Beauregard is our most popular sweet potato variety because it performs so well in a wide range of growing zones. It produces a high percentage of #1 grade sweet potatoes that are beautiful and delicious. Beauregard sweet potatoes are elongated with a red skin and orange flesh.
O'Henry Sweet Potato Plants
O'Henry is a white sweet potato variety that produces elongated sweet potatoes with pointed ends. It has a light, delicate flavor and is great for making sweet potato fries or chips. It's also works great as a more nutritional substitute when making mashed potatoes.
Growing the Northern Garden Collection:
Beauregard and O'Henry will produce long trailing vines and should be given plenty of space to roam in your backyard garden. We recommend planting both of these varieties on a 4' row spacing so they have plenty of room to crawl. If growing conditions are ideal, these varieties can yield 1 lb or more of sweet potatoes per row foot of garden.
Sweet potato plants prefer warmer soils, so they should not be planted until the soil has sufficient warmed in spring or early summer. We suggest a 10-12" plant spacing along the row for best results. Consistent irrigation throughout the growth cycle will result in a more bountiful harvest and more #1 grade sweet potatoes.
*For more general sweet potato growing tips, click here.
Certified Sweet Potato Plants
All our sweet potato plants are inspected and certified to be disease-free. Our fields are regularly inspected and the sweet potatoes are checked daily during the harvest period.
The sweet potatoes are inspected again once in the storage house and checked a fourth time when placed in the beds for plant production.
This certification process is rigorous, but ensures our customers receive the highest-quality sweet potato plants.
Sweet potato plants should be planted once the risk of frost has passed and soils have warmed. Our plant shipping schedule ensures your sweet potato plants will arrive when your weather is ideal for planting. This schedule also ensures that you'll receive your plants in time for the sweet potato plants to reach full maturity before your first frost in fall.